Mage: Rise of the Golden Age
Duchess Goneril to you
Entitlement: Icebound Duchy
Mask: Goneril is a tall woman with very shapely curves. She has long, deep red hair and dark eyes that hold an icy, yet captivating gaze. She’s frequently dressed in muted red tones made of rich fabrics that she likes to mix with leather accessories. In public they are edgy while still appropriate. When at the freehold, however, these outfits tend to be more extreme.
Mein: Like her sisters, Goneril has large ears set near the top of her head. Her eyes are entirely black pools with three frozen tears resting on her cheek below her right eye. On the bridge of her nose and extending up over her scalp, there are rows of red, reptilian scales. Her hands are clawed like dragon’s claws. She always has an air of cold about her and no matter what colors she wears, they are always a muted tone.
The story of the three sisters begins the same way for all of them: the three sisters were born in the later Victorian era to a very well to do family. They were raised proper ladies in the tradition of the age. But the eldest of the three, Goneril, always looked for something more. Her middle sister, Reagan, always held a jealousy for her older, more beautiful sister who had more suitors than Reagan ever did and yet still admired her. The youngest sister, Cordelia always thought the world of both her older sisters and would follow them anywhere.
One day Goneril met a beautiful young man with wild eyes and convincing words. He told her that he could take her away from her dull life in the manor and take her to a place where she would be a court lady, a countess, perhaps even more. And he told her that he loved more than anything else in the world. So she set to run away, taking a carriage that he provided for her. But Reagan and Cordelia would not be left behind and stowed away in the carriage before Goneril could stop them.
The carriage driver led them over vale and hill and into a wooded area. Then through a very prickly and dangerous Hedge which tore at their clothes and hair. Within was the young man that had promised Goneril everything. And that man, a loyalist Changeling, promptly handed the sisters over to his Lady, a True Fae with a desire to play out her own intrigues and games at a court that she had created with several other True Fae Courtiers. The three sisters were split between that Lady and the Lady’s two “sister” fae and forced to play many a vicious game against each other and the other individuals trapped under the Faes’ thralls.
Eventually, with the aid of the clairvoyant insight Cordelia gained from her keeper, the three sisters were able to escape. By the time they found their way back through the Hedge, they discovered that they were in the late 20th century and had to learn yet one more alien world. But this time, they at least had their old money and estate which never had another heir to claim it: their parents were certain that they would return someday and so set it up in the hands of a caretaker for their eventual homecoming.
Goneril has always held on to a bitterness for her betrayal by her loyalist lover. As such, she has a particular hatred for any other such loyalist Changelings. She joined the Winter court not out of fear as many, but out of disinterest in the games of the other courts. She became an Icebound Duchess out of her bitterness and wish to never again be betrayed by another, to always be the one in control of the situation, and perhaps to be able to conquer all of these feelings by become especially skilled at such betrayal herself.
Since returning, Goneril spends her time on the social scene in London. She is invited to all the best parties, in a VIP at all the most desired establishments. She is a social asset to the Freehold for this reason: she has connections everywhere.